The New Forest is an area of outstanding natural beauty in Hampshire, Dorset and Wiltshire. It now has National Park status, and covers almost 150,000 acres.
The New Forest actually isn't very new; the history of the New Forest tells us that it was called the New Forest back in William the Conqueror's day when it was declared a royal hunting ground.
The New Forest of today is a very popular tourist destination, with lots to do and see, and warmer summer days as it's right near the South Coast. This website was created to help you get the most of your time in the New Forest, and find out more about the hotels, camp sites, holiday parks, wildlife, history, walking routes, villages and places of interest.